Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Southeast Peninsula

South Friar’s Bay

There's excellent tanning and snorkeling along this lovely beach backed by palm trees and sea grapes and bookended by two restaurants: the snazzy Carambola and the funky Shipwreck Bar & Grill.
Top Choice Fort in Northern St Kitts

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

St Kitts’ historical highlight became a Unesco World Heritage site in 1999 for being an exceptionally well-preserved example of 17th- and 18th-century military architecture. Far larger than it looks from below, this…
Top Choice International in South Nevis

Bananas Restaurant

A torchlit walkway leads to this enchanting hideaway handbuilt by British transplant and former dancer Gillian Smith. Enjoy the tranquil vibe ensconced on the veranda, slurping smooth tropical drinks and tucking int…
Top Choice Caribbean in Basseterre

El Fredo's

At lunchtime this locals' haunt does brisk business with delectable Kittitian favorites such as creole-style snapper, conch stew or curried goat, all paired with a potpourri of provisions (starchy sides). The settin…
Gardens in South Nevis

Botanical Gardens of Nevis

It's easy to spend a couple of hours wandering around this lush symphony of orchids, palms, water lily ponds, bamboo groves and other global flora interspersed with sculpture and fountains. In the Rainforest Conserv…
Museum in Basseterre

National Museum

This modest museum is a good place to start your explorations of St Kitts. Displays deal with colonial and sugar history, the road to independence and local lifestyle and traditions. It’s housed in the 1894 Treasury…
Church in Basseterre

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

This hulking gray-stone house of worship has a barrel-vaulted wooden ceiling evoking a ship’s hull. Sunlight filters through elaborate stained-glass windows above an altar made of multihued marble.
Stadium in Basseterre

Warner Park Stadium

Basseterre’s cricket and football stadium was financed with Taiwanese money and served as one of the match sites during the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Stop by to find out if any matches are scheduled.
Seafood in Basseterre

Fisherman’s Wharf

With its plank floors, sprawling tables and ocean views, this casual restaurant has a fun vibe and practically gets mobbed during the regular Friday Fish Fry, which has live entertainment. Any night, dinners are coo…
International in Basseterre


A dependable nosh spot any time of day, Ballahoo has great people-watching from terrace tables overlooking the Circus roundabout. The menu hopscotches around the world, with lobster sandwiches, Caesar salad, beef cu…